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Newsmaker: Melissa Sherer Krause, Pharm.D., '04

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Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation elected Krause to a two-year term on its board of directors.

Age: 31

Residence: Marshall

Family: Husband, Jonathan

Occupation: Consultant pharmacist at Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Inc. in Ross and adjunct clinical instructor for Duquesne University student pharmacists.

Background: Krause joined Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions in 2004. She is a board member and past president of the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association and treasurer of the Duquesne University Pharmacy Alumni Association. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association; Lambda Kappa Sigma, Tau Alumni Chapter, a professional pharmacy fraternity; the National Association of Chain Drug Stores; the National Community Pharmacists Association; and the North Hills Toastmasters Club.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University in 2006

Quote: "Probably the most rewarding part of my job is being able to help pharmacy students ... to learn to become better pharmacists."

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